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What Can I Use Tomorrow? Strategies for Accessible Math and Science Curriculum for Diverse Learners in Rural Schools.
(2002)
  • B. Keith Salyer
  • Christina Curran
  • Alberta Thyfault
Abstract
Increased requirements for inclusion have created a growing demand for special educators to have content expertise in areas such as math and science. One recommended practice involves integrating the "big ideas" that are the foundation for understanding mathematics and science across the curriculum. Teachers also need to create a classroom climate that is supportive and content rich. Grouping students into pairs or triads supports student needs. Special educators can collaborate with other teachers by creating a bank of instructional activities on selected math and science topics. Collaborative strategies can be modeled through peer tutoring. Students should be encouraged to explore metacognitive thinking styles so they can apply metacognitive strategies to their daily lives. Skills outlined by standards should be presented in an order that makes sense to students in terms of context and cognitive organization. Nine steps are outlined for presenting content in an effective instructional sequence.
Publication Date
March 1, 2002
Citation Information
B. Keith Salyer, Christina Curran and Alberta Thyfault. "What Can I Use Tomorrow? Strategies for Accessible Math and Science Curriculum for Diverse Learners in Rural Schools." (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/christina-curran1/7/